Careers in Africa : Project Manager / Office Facilities Management

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in emerging markets. IFC provides loans, equity, structured finance and risk management tools as well as advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries.

IFC's is pursuing a dynamic growth strategy, and in this context is recruiting a Project Manager, Facilities Management with a high level of technical skills and managerial experience to manage the design and implementation of IFC's office facilities, mainly on the African continent. Projects may consist of tenant fit out of existing space, to base build construction with a value of over US$ 15 mio. The Project Manager will select external consultants and contractors, mobilize resources, review cost-benefit analyses to identify return on investment for purchase versus lease scenarios, provide advice on terms and conditions of lease contracts, and assure the final completion and timely occupancy of projects in a cost effective manner. Requirements:

· Professional degree in architecture and license to practice architecture
· 15+ years experience in architecture and engineering relating to concept design, systems building, furniture, and building equipment with a special expertise in office buildings.
· High level project management skills to handle large-scale, multi-faceted projects and construction contract negotiation and administration
· Experience in Africa or other parts of the emerging world is of advantage

The position will be based in one of IFC's offices in Africa, preferably Johannesburg or Nairobi. IFC offers challenging and rewarding careers and interesting opportunities for professional and personal growth. Please visit IFC's career website at for the full job description and to apply on-line. Deadline is August 25, 2008.

IFC finances projects that have a positive developmental impact and that comply with high environmental and social standards.

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